Foxway Commons

Foxway Commons

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Created by the South Side Local Development Company, South Side Riverfront Housing is a multi-phase project that includes 300 units of housing along the Monongahela River in the South Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh. The first block of the eight-block project area is known as Fox Way Commons, a 26-unit development of renovated and new structures designed first by Quick Ledewitz Architects and continued by Perkins Eastman.

Fox Way Commons includes 11 units in renovated warehouse buildings and 15 new row houses. The development evokes the gritty neighborhood: its rich texture of old brick, metal and siding, its unexpected juxtapositions of building types and scales, and its well-defined urban grid. The housing is also affordable to households of modest income. Careful attention was paid to the exterior spaces, where the blockstone parking courts, brick walls, iron fences and planting provide a pedestrian scale and quality. At completion, the development had a waiting list of over two hundred potential buyers.

Fox Way Commons received the 1995 Merit Award from the Pennsylvania Society of Architects and the American Institute of Architects, and the 1994 Excellence in Construction Award in the Residential category from the Associated Builders & Contractors of Western Pennsylvania.
AWARDS
Superior Interiors Home Design, Planned Communities: Honorable Mention (1998)
Builder's Choice, Remodeling Grant Award (1996)
Residential Associated Buildings & Contractors of Western PA, Excellence in Construction Award (1995)